Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most popular – not to mention talented – actors around, so to hear that he could well be set to appear on TV screens once again was sure to peak our interest.
The last time the actor was on the small screen was way back in the 80’s, when he played Luke Brower in the sitcom Growing Pains.
Now, according to reports, he could well be collaborating with Showtime writer Brett Johnson, to bring a new Mafia series to life on the small screen.
The series is rumoured to be based on a 1980’s Brooklyn, and apparently ‘traces a decade-long relationship between an unstable mafia captain and a rogue federal agent, each violating the strict codes of their respective organizations’.
Johnson’s credits are prolific, and include runaway successes like Mad Men and Ray Donovan, so it’s little wonder the actor wants to get on board with any project that’s in the pipeline.
The would be drama sounds seriously gritty, so should give DiCaprio a chance to flex his acting muscles, and really get to know the character as he would be playing him over a multiple episode arch, and not just for one film.
Given DiCaprio has infamously never won an Oscar, maybe he’s now reaching for an Emmy instead.